Friday, June 30, 2017

Christmas Card for June

Hello again! Well, I bet you thought I may have forgotten to make my Christmas card this month! Nothing like waiting 'til the last minute to get it posted!

Quick post today with just a few details. My patterned papers are old K and Company, The bells are from a set of die cuts my friend Autumn (SewPaperPaint) sent me for Christmas last year, as are the poinsettias. I bought a couple packs of the flowers, too, so you'll be seeing more of them.

I used a Tim Holtz stencil and texture paste for my greeting. When it was dry I swiped green metallic wax through the stencil to highlight the words, but this looked a little bland. I pounced embossing fluid through the stencil and heat embossed with holographic embossing powder. Love the subtle shimmer in real life. Cheese cloth is died with Bundled Sage Distress ink. Easy peasy, and one more for the pile! And it's fairly flat for easy mailing come time. I think I'm going to be much happier this November!

(This is one of those cards that looks MUCH better in person.)

I'm entering these challenges:
Thank you for your visit today and for all your kind words.
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. Gorgeous rustic Christmas card Sara Emily! You sure are keeping your resolution :)
    Have a great weekend.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. gorgeous, Sara! I love everything about your masterpiece - such amazing textures and colors. xx

  3. Hi Sara, a beautiful Christmas card with a lovely vintage feel to it. Well don to you for keeping your resolution.
    You asked about the embossing folder on my Steampunk card - it's Spellbinders M Bossabilities EL-017 - sorry this is a tad late, but better late than never.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  4. I vote YES! for this gorgeous card!!
    Sandy xx

  5. This is really beautiful! The stenciling frames those pretty flowers so well and I love the bell popping out. You're on a roll! Hugs, Autumn

  6. So stunning, Sara Emily!! I love the gorgeous flowers!! The texture is amazing!! I love the vintage feel to this!! The bells are so beautiful!! Love, love it, my sweet friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. This card is just gorgeous, Sara Emily! Your "Merry Christmas" turned out great (so pretty and sparkly!) and I love your flowers and bells on top of that cheesecloth. I love it!! You have done such a great job keeping up with your Christmas cards this year, Sara Emily. You definitely will feel less stressed this holiday season! Hugs!!

  8. What a pretty card, Sara Emily! I think I have that K&C0 paper pad, too!

  9. A wonderful combination of beautiful patterned papers, die cuts, wonderful stencilling and gorgeous flowers - all put together so wonderfully well. Love your card!! Hugs, Anne xx

  10. Sara, this is beautiful! The warmth and traditional colors makes me feel all cozy. :) The bells nestled within the poinsettia are stunning and your texture paste work is perfection. I will be playing with texture paste this coming week or two, which scares me silly. :) It will be a small dabble into it, but I'm super excited. Your work always inspires me. This card will be treasured, as is every gift from your lovely heart! Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend. :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  11. Ha, ha! I'm glad I'm not the only one who procrastinates projects until the end of the month! But really- it's Christmas-themed and we are in July so we can't really count you among the procrastinators! I really love how this one turned out, too. The colors are so unique-- I like how the greens in your sentiment are minty-colored and how you added some glitter sparkle! Wonderful work here and I'm so glad you shared this with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  12. absolutely fabulous - really a beautiful make! those flowers look so pretty! Hugs rachel x

  13. Wow Sara, I can't tell how happy I am to see a Christmas card! And what a Christmas card it is!! GORGEOUS! The background papers are wonderful with the subtle vintage Christmas patterns. The poinsettias are stunning, I love how you tucked in those bells and some cheesecloth for a shabby touch! I think my favourite bit though, is that amazing glittery sentiment! Love the colour, love how you made a corner frame with it, love the shimmer, love love love!! My Pion Christmas collection will be arriving this week and you have boosted my holiday spirit and put me in the mood to create some Christmas in July!! Thanks for the inspiration my friend! hugs :)


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